The Stevenson Center is committed to increasing diversity in our programs. Candidates who can contribute to the university’s climate of diversity and inclusivity are especially welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Looking for a way to pursue your life’s passion without incurring a lifetime of student loan debt? Students receive a 100% tuition waiver, graduate assistantship with stipend, and paid field experience. (Courtney Johnson, '17)
The Applied Community and Economic Development Sequence brings together students and faculty from five disciplines for deeper understanding of the theory and practice of development. To hear from current students across programs, check out this student project! (Veronica Aboyer, '06)
Stevenson Center graduates pursue careers in the U.S. and abroad with organizations like the American Red Cross, Action Against Hunger, NeighborWorks America, and many more. (Katie Saunders ‘13 and Ambuj Neupane ’13, both with the US Environmental Protection Agency)
Tune in as Fellows report on curriculum, professional practice, advice for applicants, and more!
Peace Corps and a master's degree can each launch a career: Brian Kiger '05 combined them and has since pursued a calling in international development that allows him to touch the lives of many. It all started at Illinois State. Read more
The Stevenson Center attracts bright and accomplished graduate students to its Fellows programs and undergraduate students to Peace Corps Prep. This academic year brought recognition of students' success, on campus and off campus. Read more
Peace Corps Fellow Ryan Arnold has always had a penchant for making things happen, even before joining the Stevenson Center. Prior to starting his master's degree, Arnold served with the Peace Corps in Cameroon from 2011 to 2013 as a youth development coordinator. He went on to work at CARE for AIDS for four years as the African Operations Director. In 2018, Arnold joined the Stevenson Center to pursue a master's degree in political science. Read more